Thompson hits game-ending homer as White Sox beat Twins 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) Trayce Thompson is trying to make the most of his second chance with the Chicago White Sox.

Thompson homered with two out in the ninth, and Chicago stopped a four-game slide by topping the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Thursday night.

The 27-year-old Thompson connected against former White Sox reliever Addison Reed (0-2), driving a 3-1 pitch 403 feet to left. It was his third homer in 43 at-bats this season and third game-ending shot of his career.

Thompson was drafted by Chicago and broke into the majors with the White Sox in 2015. He was reacquired last month in a trade with Oakland after he was designated for assignment by the Athletics.

''I've been tinkering with some stuff, just not overthinking and having an obtainable goal,'' Thompson said.

''I was just looking for a fastball to hit and trying not to do too much with it. Luckily, I got a pitch that I could handle and didn't miss it.''

Chicago trailed 5-1 in the fourth inning. Nate Jones (2-0) got the win, retiring his only batter.

Logan Morrison, who attracted little interest on the free-agent market over the winter despite hitting a career-high 38 homers for Tampa Bay last season, went deep in his first three-hit game for the Twins.

Morrison belted a two-run shot in Minnesota's three-run fourth. He also doubled and singled in his second multihit game of the season.

Chicago rallied behind rookie Daniel Palka, who hit a two-run drive off Jake Odorizzi in the bottom half. It was his second homer in five career starts.

''The game kind of boiled down to one pitch,'' Odorizzi said. ''It was 5-1. At that point anything less than a home run keeps the momentum with us. Our offense did the job, our bullpen did the job. I'm the one who didn't do the job today.''

Yolmer Sanchez singled in Omar Narvaez in the fifth, and the White Sox tied it in the sixth. Jose Abreu scored from first when Twins right fielder Robbie Grossman mishandled Matt Davidson's double.

Chicago had a chance to go in front in the seventh, but Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario robbed Adam Engel of a possible homer with a leaping catch near the wall.

Both starting pitchers were hurt by shaky defense.

Odorizzi allowed five runs - three earned - and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked two.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched 6 2/3 innings for Chicago, yielding four earned runs and six hits. Passed balls by Narvaez on consecutive pitches in the third contributed to a two-run frame for the Twins.

TRAINERS ROOM

Twins: CF Byron Buxton (fractured toe) accompanied the team on the 10-game road trip and may attempt to run Wednesday for the first time since fouling a ball off his foot in a minor league game on April 22. ''I think he's going to get out there and see what he can do,'' manager Paul Molitor said. Buxton was originally placed on the DL with migraine headaches in mid-April. Molitor said the team has not decided whether to send Buxton on another rehab assignment or activate him as soon as he's ready.

White Sox: INF Yoan Moncada (tight left hamstring, sore right foot) was held out of the lineup after leaving Wednesday's 3-2 loss to St. Louis. Manager Rick Renteria said Moncada would be available to pinch-hit prior to the game. ... C Wellington Castillo (lower abdominal pain) was scratched and replaced by Narvaez. Renteria said Castillo is day to day.

UP NEXT

Twins right-hander Jose Berrios (2-3, 3.63 ERA) is set to match up with White Sox righty Carson Fulmer (2-1, 4.32 ERA) in the second of a four-game series on Friday night. Berrios struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings in a victory over the White Sox on April 12. Fulmer allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings against Kansas City last time out.

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  • W: N. Jones (2-0)L: A. Reed (0-2)
  • HR: MIN - L. Morrison (3), CHW - T. Thompson (3), D. Palka (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Dozier 2B50000003.226.294.374.6680.0
J. Mauer 1B40100000.293.435.391.8261.0
M. Kepler CF40000011.286.346.520.866-0.5
E. Escobar 3B31000100.298.346.564.9102.0
E. Rosario LF41110010.252.280.476.7563.5
R. Grossman RF40000001.185.247.308.5540.0
L. Morrison DH42321000.184.283.322.60511.0
G. Petit SS41200011.455.500.455.9552.5
J. Castro C10010100.150.257.250.5073.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Sanchez 2B40120010.272.319.388.7071.5
    T. Anderson SS40000041.252.303.405.708-2.0
    J. Abreu 1B31000110.257.333.468.8011.5
    N. Delmonico LF31100011.244.340.317.6571.5
    M. Davidson 3B40200021.263.381.600.9812.0
    D. Palka DH41121022.292.292.7081.0006.0
    T. Thompson RF41111022.140.178.372.5505.0
    O. Narvaez C31100010.209.306.279.5852.5
    A. Engel CF11000100.164.250.209.4594.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Rosario (6), L. Morrison (3)
      • HR - L. Morrison (3)
      • SF - J. Castro
      • RBI - E. Rosario (17), L. Morrison 2 (9), J. Castro (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Davidson (5), O. Narvaez (3)
      • HR - D. Palka (2), T. Thompson (3)
      • SH - A. Engel (2)
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (17), D. Palka 2 (8), T. Thompson (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Palka 2 (2), T. Thompson
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Engel (5)
      • CS - Y. Sanchez, N. Delmonico
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Grossman (2), G. Petit
      FIELDING
      • PB - O. Narvaez 2 (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Odorizzi5.16532814.101.398.0
      T. Rogers1.20000307.501.674.5
      R. Pressly1.00000201.041.044.0
      A. Reed (L, 0-2)0.21110113.241.14-6.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Odorizzi5.1
      T. Rogers1.2
      R. Pressly1.0
      A. Reed (L, 0-2)0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez6.26542012.431.226.0
      L. Avilan1.01000203.861.613.0
      J. Minaya0.100000010.803.600.0
      A. Bummer0.20000105.191.500.5
      N. Jones (W, 2-0)0.10000001.461.227.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez6.2
      L. Avilan1.0
      J. Minaya0.1
      A. Bummer0.2
      N. Jones (W, 2-0)0.1
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Pressly
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 106-65, T. Rogers 17-14, R. Pressly 14-8, A. Reed 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 2-5, T. Rogers 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, T. Rogers 5, R. Pressly 3, A. Reed 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Bummer
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 83-51, L. Avilan 19-10, J. Minaya 6-3, A. Bummer 14-7, N. Jones 3-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 6-14, J. Minaya 1-0, N. Jones 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 28, L. Avilan 4, J. Minaya, A. Bummer 3, N. Jones
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CHW9-20
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Dozier 2B50000003.226.294.374.6680.0
      J. Mauer 1B40100000.293.435.391.8261.0
      M. Kepler CF40000011.286.346.520.866-0.5
      E. Escobar 3B31000100.298.346.564.9102.0
      E. Rosario LF41110010.252.280.476.7563.5
      R. Grossman RF40000001.185.247.308.5540.0
      L. Morrison DH42321000.184.283.322.60511.0
      G. Petit SS41200011.455.500.455.9552.5
      J. Castro C10010100.150.257.250.5073.0
      Total335741236-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        Y. Sanchez 2B40120010.272.319.388.7071.5
        T. Anderson SS40000041.252.303.405.708-2.0
        J. Abreu 1B31000110.257.333.468.8011.5
        N. Delmonico LF31100011.244.340.317.6571.5
        M. Davidson 3B40200021.263.381.600.9812.0
        D. Palka DH41121022.292.292.7081.0006.0
        T. Thompson RF41111022.140.178.372.5505.0
        O. Narvaez C31100010.209.306.279.5852.5
        A. Engel CF11000100.164.250.209.4594.0
        Total3067522147-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Rosario (6), L. Morrison (3)
          • HR - L. Morrison (3)
          • SF - J. Castro
          • RBI - E. Rosario (17), L. Morrison 2 (9), J. Castro (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Morrison 2 (4)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Davidson (5), O. Narvaez (3)
          • HR - D. Palka (2), T. Thompson (3)
          • SH - A. Engel (2)
          • RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (17), D. Palka 2 (8), T. Thompson (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Palka 2 (2), T. Thompson
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Engel (5)
          • CS - Y. Sanchez, N. Delmonico
          FIELDING
          • E - R. Grossman (2), G. Petit
          FIELDING
          • PB - O. Narvaez 2 (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Odorizzi5.16532814.101.398.0
          T. Rogers1.20000307.501.674.5
          R. Pressly1.00000201.041.044.0
          A. Reed (L, 0-2)0.21110113.241.14-6.5
          Total8.27642142---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Odorizzi5.1
          T. Rogers1.2
          R. Pressly1.0
          A. Reed (L, 0-2)0.2
          Total8.2
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez6.26542012.431.226.0
          L. Avilan1.01000203.861.613.0
          J. Minaya0.100000010.803.600.0
          A. Bummer0.20000105.191.500.5
          N. Jones (W, 2-0)0.10000001.461.227.0
          Total9.0754231---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez6.2
          L. Avilan1.0
          J. Minaya0.1
          A. Bummer0.2
          N. Jones (W, 2-0)0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Pressly
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Odorizzi 106-65, T. Rogers 17-14, R. Pressly 14-8, A. Reed 12-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Odorizzi 2-5, T. Rogers 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Odorizzi 23, T. Rogers 5, R. Pressly 3, A. Reed 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Bummer
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 83-51, L. Avilan 19-10, J. Minaya 6-3, A. Bummer 14-7, N. Jones 3-2
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 6-14, J. Minaya 1-0, N. Jones 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 28, L. Avilan 4, J. Minaya, A. Bummer 3, N. Jones
          • 9TH INNING
            Thompson homered to left56
          • 6TH INNING
            Davidson doubled to deep right center, Abreu scored on right fielder Grossman fielding error55
          • 5TH INNING
            Sanchez singled to right, Narvaez scored54
          • 4TH INNING
            Palka homered to right center, Delmonico scored53
            Morrison homered to right, Rosario scored51
            Rosario doubled to deep center, Escobar scored31
          • 3RD INNING
            Anderson grounded out to shortstop, Engel scored21
            Castro hit sacrifice fly to right, Petit scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Juan Minaya
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Morrison popped out to third
            • G. Petit: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Petit struck out looking
            • J. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castro hit by pitch
            • Nate Jones relieved Aaron Bummer
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Addison Reed relieved Ryan Pressly
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
            • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Ball, Palka flied out to center
            • T. Thompson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Thompson homered to left
          • 8TH INNING
            • L. Avilan Pitching:
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Escobar lined out to third
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
            • Juan Minaya relieved Luis Avilan
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grossman grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Pressly relieved Taylor Rogers
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Ball, Delmonico hit by pitch
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Delmonico caught stealing, catcher to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Castro: Castro lined out to second
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier lined out to center
            • Luis Avilan relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • Jo. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer singled to left center
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kepler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Rogers Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Narvaez grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Engel: Engel flied out to deep left
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario popped out to third
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grossman flied out to left
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Morrison singled to right
            • G. Petit: Petit lined out to right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Delmonico fouled out to third
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davidson doubled to deep right center, Abreu scored on right fielder Grossman fielding error
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Jake Odorizzi
            • D. Palka: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Palka struck out looking
            • T. Thompson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Thompson struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • Jo. Mauer: Strike looking, Foul, Mauer lined out to center
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Kepler flied out to right
            • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Narvaez doubled to deep right
            • A. Engel: Ball, Engel hit sacrifice bunt to third, Narvaez to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez singled to right, Narvaez scored
            • T. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul tip, Anderson struck out on foul tip, Sanchez caught stealing, catcher to second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Kepler flied out to deep right
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
            • E. Rosario: Rosario doubled to deep center, Escobar scored
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Grossman popped out to shortstop
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Morrison homered to right, Rosario scored
            • G. Petit: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Petit singled to shallow right
            • J. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Castro walked, Petit to second
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu flied out to deep center
            • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Delmonico reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • D. Palka: Palka homered to right center, Delmonico scored
            • T. Thompson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Morrison doubled to shallow left
            • G. Petit: Strike looking, Petit singled to shallow center, Morrison to third
            • J. Castro: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Petit to third on passed ball, Ball, Castro hit sacrifice fly to right, Petit scored
            • B. Dozier: Dozier grounded out to third
            • Jo. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
            • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Engel walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Engel stole second, Engel to third on shortstop Petit fielding error, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop, Engel scored
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • E. Escobar: Foul, Foul, Escobar flied out to center
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Rosario grounded out to first
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davidson singled to left
            • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thompson flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier popped out to third
            • Jo. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mauer grounded out to first
            • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kepler flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Odorizzi Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez flied out to left
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)